Anstey Horne were instrumental in the introduction nationally of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
With this expertise and the largest team of specialist Party Wall surveyors based across the UK, we draw on a wealth of experience to advise developers and neighbours alike on how they are affected by the Act and other construction related issues.
For many years we have looked to share our expertise with the rest of the industry by giving talks and seminars to the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (founded by the late John Anstey in 1974), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and many other professional organizations.
This has left us with an rich archive of presentation material dating back many years. One such example is this talk on the role of a Party Wall surveyor by Graham North for NBS TV programmes which dates back to 2011. The talk includes reference to Roadrunner Properties v Dean (2003), a case that covers the consequences of apparently minor works.
Despite the passage of a decade Graham’s explanation of the Party Wall surveyor role remains just as valid today as it did at the time.
Further Guidance when appointing a Party Wall Surveyor
For further information please see our Party Wall Fact Sheet.
We have also compiled some Party Wall FAQs.
See our previous article for guidance on choosing a Party Wall Surveyor.
The government have published an explanatory booklet with information for Building Owners' and Adjoining Owners’ about the Party Wall process.
For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135
We can provide early advice by reviewing proposals and securing the necessary consents and Awards under the Act in a timely manner to allow a Building Owner’s work to proceed unhindered, or to protect the interest of an affected Adjoining Owner.
If you are planning work covered by the Act, or if you have received notice of work from a neighbour and want advice on how best to protect your property, please contact our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135 for advice direct from one of our surveyors.
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